29 April, 2011

Lifestyle Holidays experience holidaying lifestyle in Samoa

Five travel agents have found a completely different lifestyle in Samoa to that which they are used to.

Visiting Samoa on a as part of Trade Familiarisation Programme during 07-14 April, the agents representing various travel outlets of Lifestyle Holidays enjoyed the holiday ‘lifestyle’ experience that they had here, which they are now back in New Zealand promoting to the travelling public there.  Accompanied by Kathryn Foley from the STA NZ Market Representative Office, the female travel agents followed a planned itinerary which allowed them to visit, inspect and experience what Samoa has to offer to the New Zealand traveller.

This visit saw them touring both Upolu and Savaii, carrying out inspections at various guest accommodations ranging from resorts to beach fales.

They were also able to carry out site inspections at key tourist locations such as the To Sua Trench, Piula Cave Pool, Taga Alofaaga Blowholes, Fleamarket and Produce Markets and more.

The group represent Lifestyle Holidays which is the wholly owned wholesale division of First Travel Group Ltd specializing in the 4 star plus holidays market to Australia and the South Pacific.  The First Travel Group Limited is New Zealand’s leading independent travel alliance specializing in high-end leisure and corporate travel.

It was established in 1st of March 1999 and is made up of almost 50 long established owned and operated members who are based throughout New Zealand. These agencies employ more than 400 staff and have a combined turnover of around $450million a year.

The group’s strength and point of difference lies in its focus on the corporate and high-end segment of the travel industry.